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4303 W 27th AVE, Suite C
Kennewick, WA 99338
(509) 205-9659

Located in South Hill Plaza.

Speed up the registration process: pre-apply, the first step to getting your first driver license, instruction permit, or ID card.

Things to keep in mind when registering (click here):

What is the location of Defensive Driving School TC located?

Located at 4303 W 27th Ave Suite C in Kennewick, WA, USA

South Hill Plaza

How long are the classes?

Classes are 15 class sessions and usually go for 2 hours and 20 minutes.

These classes can either be 2 days per week or 3 days per week.

After the 3rd day of class we will have a parent informational meeting.

Who teaches the Defensive Driving School?

Instructors are former teachers or FAA controllers.

When can students take Driver’s Education?

Students can begin at 15 years of age.

How can I reach Defensive Driving School with a question?

You can call (509) 205-9659 or email

Can I miss a class?

No more than 3 absences are allowed. You can make up class for specific lesson on later date.

Do I need a Driver’s permit?

Yes, a driver’s permit is required before driving with the driver instructor.

Defensive Driving School will issue a waiver to a student who does not take the Written Knowledge Exam prior to enrolling at Defensive Driving School. You need to pre-apply online for a permit ID number and call Defensive Driving School before going to the DOL. Students birth certificate and SSN will be needed when taking to the DOL. Both parents and student will need photo ID when going to DOL.

How do scheduled drives work?

Students are expected to complete 3 drives by day 15 of class. Student can schedule drives every four days.

What are the fees at Defensive Driving School?


Standard Tuition: $450

Minimum Down Payment: $200 required by first class

Discounted Tuition:

  • Family members $400
  • Buddy (2 person) $425
  • Buddy (4 person) $400

Teen Classes

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